Photographer, Personality, Actor, Publicist, Public Relations Director, Event Manager, Entrepreneur and Motivational Speaker Extraordinaire are the few titles associated with Jakeem Smith. And with this unique compilation of natural talent in these diverse field areas amalgamated with his precise vision emanated Jay Productions Agency, LLC.
Born in Dover, Delaware, Smith’s upbringing was the catalyst behind his need to make a difference in the world. Accordingly, he understood at a very early age that he would settle for nothing less than the best, and this is what he successfully yields for each of his clients—the best quality services possible to render!
Commencing his professional career in the industry of marketing and entertainment as a celebrity photographer, Smith has had the pleasure of shooting such illustrious artists as Dondria of So So Def, Nene Leakes, Terrance Howard, Jermaine Dupree, and other known figures—and to that extent the rest was history. Further expanding his skills and expertise in the areas of strategic planning, brand development, social media networking, photography, videography, design, and more, Smith built Jay Productions Agency, LLC into the multifaceted marketing and production platform that currently stands today.
Thanks to clients and “soul-friends” ChanitaFoster, Football Wives, and now From the Bottom Up ,reality star and founder of Beyond The Game non-profit organization, and NicciGilbert, singer, businesswoman, and creator and executive producer of R&B Divas Atlanta, R&B Divas of LA, and From The Bottom Up, Smith’s brand now transcends among a global platform. Other notable clients include Lisa Raye, Harry Douglass, Q Parker, Cynthia Bailey, Kandi Burruss, Demetria Mckinney, Joseline Hernadez, Nene Leakes, Willie Taylor , Kore Stacks, Greg Cole and many more.
Smith most attributes his aunt, world-renowned author and motivation speaker, as the guiding force behind his heightened success.